A ‘morning person’, also known as a ‘lark’ or ‘early bird’, is somebody that tends to wake up in the early hours of the morning and goes to bed early in the evening. Morning people tend to feel highly energetic just after they awake in the morning, they tend to utilise their energy during these hours by going for a morning jog.
Some scientists believe that a morning person’s preference for the early hours is related to genetics. Especially for the gene that affects a person’s circadian rhythm and response to sunlight. This type of person has a natural sleep cycle that depends on a bright light source arriving at the proper time. Even if your genes aren’t influencing you to become a morning person, here are some tips to train yourself to become a morning person:
Cut An Hour From Your Bedtime
Although this may sound difficult if you are in a routine of going to bed late, but reducing your bedtime by just an hour can have a huge impact on your body clock. If you were to reduce your bedtime gradually every day until you reach your desired bedtime then you will feel much better rather than just cutting your bedtime completely at once.
A morning jog can boost your morning energy, as this will give you an adrenaline rush that will last for hours to come after your jog. Research has also found that exercise before breakfast actually burns more calories than it does after breakfast. This tip may come in handy for those that are looking to lose weight.
Allow Light To Enter Your Bedroom
Our brains are sensitive to light and temperature, this is why we are often awoken when somebody turns on your bedroom light. This is one of the most annoying yet effective ways to wake up. If the sun is out then you should open your blinds/curtains in the morning in order to make yourself feel more awake.